Questions tagged [iowa]

For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Iowa, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1846) when it was part of a French colony, later Spanish, and then an American territory.

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Explaining unknown person found in family listing in 1940 Federal Census of Iowa?

the 1940 federal census record for my dad's family is 100% accurate for the entire family - names spelled correctly, ages correctly listed - for 2 parents and their 4 children. But the census also ...
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Finding 1930s burial in Iowa?

We know Grandma lived in Iowa City, Iowa as an 80 year old widow in 1930 according to census records. She was living in the same house in 1932 according to the Iowa City Directory. I've searched ...
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First wife / birth mother left out of history?

Alice Bell Snider (b. 28 Jul 1867, d. 8 Feb 1945 in Henry Co., Iowa) is listed in family records (and indeed in other people's records online) as the daughter of George W. Snider (1839-1905) and ...
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My Great Grandfather Dissappeared - what happened to him?

My great grandfather John Albert Draper was born March 23, 1877 in Marshalltown, Iowa to Nathan and Mary Ann Draper. He married my great grandmother in 1905 and by 1906 had left the family home. My ...